Saturday, 29 May 2010

Qualifying round - Turkish GP, Tomorow Start GRID

1 Webber 1:26.295
2 Hamilton 1:26.433
3 Vettel 1:26.760
4 Button 1:26.781
5 Schumacher 1:26.857
6 Rosberg 1:26.952

7 Kubica Renault 1:27.039
8 Massa Ferrari 1:27.082
9 Petrov 1:27.430
10 Kobayashi 1:28.122
11 Sutil 1:27.525
12 Alonso 1:27.612
13 Pedro de la Rosa 1:27.879
14 Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:28.273
15 Barrichello 1:28.392
16 Alguersuari 1:28.540
17 Hulkenberg 1:28.841

Friday, 28 May 2010

First and second practice in Turkey, Mclaren trying to beat Red Bull


First Practice:
1 Hamilton - McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.653
2 Button - McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.615
3 Schumacher - Mercedes GP 1:29.750
4 Rosberg - Mercedes GP 1:29.855
5 Vettel - RBR-Renault 1:29.867
6 Kubica - Renault 1:30.061
7 Petrov - Renault 1:30.065
8 Webber - RBR-Renault 1:30.097
9 Alonso - Ferrari 1:30.294
10 Sutil - Force India-Mercedes 1:30.501



Second Practice:

1 Button 1:28.280
2 Webber 1:28.378
3 Vettel 1:28.590
4 Hamilton 1:28.672
5 Alonso 1:28.725
6 Rosberg 1:28.914
7 Schumacher 1:28.974
8 Kubica 1:29.225
9 Petrov 1:29.501
10 Massa 1:29.620
11 Sutil 1:29.629
12 Hulkenberg 1:29.987
13 Kobayashi 1:30.053

Thursday, 27 May 2010

News update

- Hermann Tilke will design the new American F1 track in Austin

- Red Bull may install f-duct for Istanbul Park race like Mclaren, Force India, Sauber and others



- New rear wing for Lotus in Turkey

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

News update

- ART Grand Prix co-owner Nicolas Todt has confirmed that the multiple GP2 and Formula 3 title-winning team has applied to enter Formula 1 next season
- Lewis Hamilton has been charged by authorities for doing stunts on public roads in Melbourne; more here











- HRT have announced they are to bring their partnership with Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara to a close
- Tavo Hellmund who is a partner in Full Throttle Productions believes that F1 has a big following in Austin in 2012

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

News update

- Massa - close to renew contract at Ferrari or not; his manager, Nicolas Todt, said that he talks with both Ferrari and other teams. Later this year contract with Ferrari F1 team will expire.














- AutoWeek reports that Monticello Motor Club – which is 90 minutes from Manhattan - has held preliminary talks with Bernie Ecclestone over a 10-year deal to stage a revived US round and that F1’s track designer Hermann Tilke has already visited the circuit that have potential to become the next home of the US Grand Prix; more detailes here

Monday, 24 May 2010

Preview Istanbul Park, Turkey

Istanbul Park is a motor sports race track in Akfırat County east of Istanbul ,Turkey. It was inaugurated on 21 August 2005. It has been called "the best race track in the world" by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The venue of the Turkish Grand Prix is located in Pendik on the Asian side of Istanbul, close to the junction of Kurtköy on the north side of the TEM motorway, linking Istanbul to Ankara.

Turn 8 has rapidly become the track's most famous corner - Jenson Button -´´Turn Eight is one of the best corners in Formula One: it feels fantastic when you throw the car into the first apex, and then just feed it through with very precise throttle and steering inputs. When you get it right, it feels absolutely fantastic - you really can pull a lot of speed through that corner. If you can follow a car out of Turn 10, then you’ve got a really good chance of getting a tow and having a look up the inside into Turn 12, or even Turn 13 - those two corners are where all the passing usually happens..´´

With a total of 16 corners, the sharpest with a radius of merely 15 m, the formula 1circuit runs over four different ground levels with a start/finish straight over 650 m in length. The total race distance of the Turkish Grand Prix is 309.356 km over 58 laps.
The spectacular 5.378 kilometre track was designed by famed German architect Hermann Tilke and an unusual feature of the venue is that the lap runs anti-clockwise, making the Turkish Grand Prix one of only three races on the calendar to do so (Brazil and Abu Dhabi being the other two).
The main grandstand has a seating capacity of 25,000 spectators. In addition, natural ground stands and temporary stands can provide a total capacity of over 155,000. The paddock buildings are two-level structures; the ground floor reserved for racing teams, the upper floor serving as hospitality areas, with an additional viewing capacity of 5,000 seats. At each end of the paddock, there are two 7-story VIP towers. The circuit itself has already been compared to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Another notable corner is Turn 1, a sharp downhill left-hander immediately after the front straight. This corner has been nicknamed by some as the "Turkish Corkscrew" in reference to the famous "Corkscrew" at Laguna Seca. Both the 2006 F1 and MotoGP races at the circuit featured multiple incidents at this corner.
Top speed at the speed trap in 2005 was 329.5 km/h (204.8 mph) by modern F1 cars. In 2006 with the smaller 2.4 liter V8 engines (instead of the 3.0 liter V10s of previous years) the fastest cars reached 320 km/h, this is not down to power, however, the tyres were a major let down for all participating teams in the 2006 venue. Felipe Massa has an affinity with this circuit, with the Brazilian winning 3 of the 5 Grands Prix held at Istanbul Park.

The fastest race lap was achieved by Juan Pablo Montoya in 1'24.770, a time which is yet to be surpassed.
Winners at Turkish Grand Prix:
2005 Kimmi Raikkonen - Mclaren-Mercedes
2006 Felipe Massa - Ferrari
2007 Felipe Massa - Ferrari
2008 Felipe Massa - Ferrari
2009 Jenson Button - Brawn GP


Other events - the circuit has also hosted FIA World Touring Car Championship, Formula-G, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) and the Le Mans Series 1,000 km race:
Thursday 27th May Formula One Press Conference - Press Room 14:00
Friday 28th May Porsche GT3 Cup Practice Session 07:45 - 08:15
Formula One Practice 1 09:00 - 10:30
GP2 Practice Session 10:55 - 11:25
Porsche GT3 Cup Qualifying Session 11:45 - 12:15
Formula One Practice 2 13:00 - 14:30
GP2 Qualifying Session 15:00 - 15:30
GP3 Practice Session 16:00 - 16:30
Saturday 29th May Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 07:30 - 08:30
GP3 Qualifying Session 08:45 - 09:15
Formula One Practice 3 10:00 - 11:00
Porsche GT3 Cup First Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins) 11:25 - 12:00
Formula One Qualifying 13:00
GP2 First Race (32 Laps or 60 Mins) 14:40 - 15:45
GP3 First Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins) 16:20 - 16:55
Formula One Safety Car Demonstration Laps 17:10 - 17:20
Sunday 30th May Porsche GT3 Cup Second Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins) 08:25 - 09:00
GP3 Second Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins)09:25 - 10:00
GP2 Second Race (23 Laps or 45 Mins) 10:35 - 11:25
Formula One Drivers Track Parade 12:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 12:45 - 13:15
Formula One National Anthem 13:46
Formula One Race 14:00
*GMT+2

Last year pole at Istanbul Park(Sebastian Vettel):

video

Sunday, 23 May 2010

News update

- Exclusive Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes screensaver(download from official mclaren site)¨This graphic clock counts down every moment until our next race. More than just measuring in hours, minutes and seconds, the clock also includes our own units of time like the number of pit stops and wheel spins¨
- At Abhu Dhabi will be the biggest theme park of ferrari(visit official site for detailes)
- Yas Marina becomes F1 in Schools centre of excellence. Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit has acquired the United Arab Emirates (UAE) franchise for the F1 in Schools programme, which challenges students to design miniature Formula One cars. The circuit will host a national final in June, which will see a UAE team qualify for the competition’s world finals in Singapore in September; more here
- last lap rule: “If the race ends whilst the safety car is deployed it will enter the pit lane at the end of the last lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking.” - that clraify Schumacher's penalty at Monaco.
- Alain Prost wil be racing on Race of Champions(ROC) later this year

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Webber 1st at Monaco, Race summary


1. Webber
2. Vettel
3. Kubica
4. Massa
5. Hamilton
6. Schumacher
7. Alonso
8. Rosberg
9. Sutil
10. Liuzzi
11. Buemi
12. Alguersuari
At the start of 2010 Formula 1 competion i said that this year will be dominated by Red Bull cars and i was right:) so far..
So, at Monaco we attended at one of incredible victory of Webber, same as the race before, in Spain, and we remebered how Schumacher won a lot of races like that in the past, Vettel overtakes Kubica in first corner and folowed Webber in this Red Bull victory, Alonso very spectacular(from last place to sixth), Scumacher overtakes Alonso in the last corner of the last lap of the race and Massa and Hamilton just have not taken any impotant risks.
Many crashes and mecanic failures at this Grand Prix: Jenson Button - exploded clutch, Barichello and Hulkenberg (both from Williams)- crashed, Trulli and Chandhok tangle at Rascasse curve and crashed and other mecanic failures : Timo Glock, Lucas di Grassi, Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Qualifying round - Start Grid Monaco

1. Mark Webber 1:13:826
2. Robert Kubica 1:14:120
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:14:227
4. Felipe Massa
5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Nico Rosberg
7. Michael Schumacher
8. Jenson Button
9. Rubens Barichello
10. Vitantonio Liuzzi
11. Nico Hulkenberg
12. Adrian Sutil
13. Sebastian Buemi
14. Vitaly Petrov
15. Pedro de La Rosa
16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Jaime Alguelsuari
18. Heikki Kovalainen


Alonso was unable to participate at this qulaifying session because of his broken car and will start in the last place tomorow, Webber was magnific with a lap time under 1 minute and 14 seconds and McLaren cars or drivers of McLaren were disappointing.

Practice 3 - Results Monaco

1. Kubica 1:14:806
2. Massa
3. Webber
4. Hamilton
5. Vettel
6. Schumacher
7. Rosberg
8. Buemi
9. Sutil
10. Button
11. Liuzzi
12. Alguelsuari
Alonso crashed after he dominated at 1st and second practice, and now hope his team will repair the damages and hopes to be ready for qualyfing session. Kubica is the surprize and i think best Buemi driving so far.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Practice 2 - Monaco

1. Alonso 1:14:904
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Massa
5. Schumacher
6. Kubica
7. Hamilton
8. Sutil
9. Button
10. Webber
11. Petrov
12. Buemi
It seems this year at Monaco is a Ferrari domination, or good shape of Alonso, but just not drag to any conclusion and wait the practice 3, qualifying and not for least, sunday race.

Practice 1 - Monaco

1. Alonso 1:15:927
2. Vettel
3. Kubica
4. Webber
5. Massa
6. Schumacher
7. Hamilton
8. Button
9. Sutil
10. Buemi
11. Rosberg
12. Barichello

Monday, 10 May 2010

Preview Monte-Carlo, Monaco


Circuit of Monaco is a street circuit with: nineteen curves ,length 3.34 km/2.075 miles, located in South Western Europe on the northern central coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The circuit is hosting the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, F2, F3000 and GP2. The inaugural race was held in 1929 and was won by William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti and record lap in actual architecture was made by Michael Schumacher in 2004 1:14:439.


Mercedes engine dominated this circuit and with the current configuration of the track, since 2003,winners are : Juan Pablo Montoya - Williams-BMW 2003; Jarno Trulli - Renault 2004; Kimi Raikkonen - McLaren Mercedes 2005; Fernando Alonso - Renault 2006; Fernando Alonso - McLaren Mercedes 2007; Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes 2008; Jenson Button - Brawn Mercedes 2009.














Multiple winners for: Ayrton Senna 6(1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993), Graham Hill 5(1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969) and Michael Schumacher 5(1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001).


Lets see last year pole gained by Jenson Button:
video

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Spain, Catalunya - Barcelona (Webber 1st)

1. Webber
2. Alonso
3. Vettel
4. Schumacher
5. Button
6. Massa
7. Sutil
8. Kubica
9. Barichello
10. Alguersuari
11. Petrov
12. Kobayashi
13. Rosberg

Webber made a perfect race, Alonso had a lot of luck after Vettel brakes problem and Lewis Hamilton abandon ...and Rosberg was lame :).
(Hamilton had a flat tyre on last lap when he was second)

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Tomorow start grid - Catalunya, Spain

Qualifing round ends with next results:
1. Webber 1:19.995
2. Vettel 1:20.101
3. Hamilton 1:20.829
4. Alonso 1:20.937
5. Button 1:20.991
6. Schumacher 1:21.294
7. Kubica 1:21.353
8. Rosberg 1:21.408
9. Massa 1:21.585
10. Kobayashi 1:21.984
11. Sutil
12. Pedro de la Rosa
13. Hulkenberg
14. Petrov
15. Buemi

Practice 3 - Result Catalunya, Barcelona

1. Vettel 1:20:528
2. Webber 1:21:232
3. Hamilton 1:21:348
4. Button 1:21:376
5. Scumacher 1:21:283
6. Massa 1:21:749
7. Rosberg 1:22:013
8. Alonso 1:22:091
9. Kubica 1:22:242
10. Sutil 1:22:377
11. Buemi 1:22:400
12. Kobayashi 1:22:412
13. De la Rosa 1:22:527
14. Hulkenberg 1:22:634
15. Alguersuari 1:22:926
16. Barichello 1:22:953
Qualifying begins in one hour.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Practice 2 - Results (Catalunya)

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:19:965
2. Mark Webber 1:20:175
3. Michael Schumacher 1:20:757
4. Frenando Alonso 1:20:819
5. Lewis Hamilton 1:21:191
6. Robert Kubica 1:21:202
7. Nico Rosberg 1:21:271
8. Felipe Massa 1:21:302
9. Jenson Button 1:21:364
10. Adrian Sutil 1:21:518
11. Pedro de La Rosa 1:21:672
12. Luizi 1:21:904
13. Kobayashi 1:21:931
14. Buemi 1:22:184
15. Barichello 1:22:192

News update - Ferrari removed "bar code"

Ferrari removed "bar code" to put an end to that story about tobacco ad.

First practice results - Barcelona

1. Hamilton 1:21:134
2. Button 1:21:672
3. Schumacher 1:21:716
4. Webber 1:22:011
5. Vettel 1:22:026
6. Rosberg 1:22:070
7. Kubica 1:22:202
8. Alonso 1:22:258
9. Petrov 1:22:397
10. Kobayashi 1:22:492
11. Buemi 1:22:588
12. Massa 1:22:975
Second practice begin in 2 hours and a half, and results will be posted in 4 hours.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

News update

- Mercedes GP PETRONAS confirm the team’s new partnership with Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and the second largest software company in Europe. Autonomy branding features on the chassis, nose and cockpit of the MGP W01 cars
- Aerodynamic upgrades for McLaren-Mercedes in Catalunya
- Michael Schumcher`s car is upgrated for Spain
- F-duct for Ferrari in Spain
- RedBull will not use F-duct in Spain

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Circuit of Catalunya, Spain

2 more days until first training session at F1 circuit of Catalunya that is 20km north-east of Barcelona city centre. This circuit has 16 curves, in first straight line, speed can get over 311 km/h and in the second straight line speed cand get over 291km/h; last part of the lap circuit is made from tight corners.
Kimmi Raikkonen's record of Catalunya circuit is 1:21.670, registered in 2008 and last year winner was Button.


First race in 91' was won by Nigel Mansell - Williams-Renault after a dramatic race when Senna spins at the last corner.



For spectators, the Elf corner - at the final two turns - is the best places to watch, as it is one of the track's few overtaking opportunities.



Best Catalunya preview here.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Philip Morris - Ferrari obvious

The discussion on the presumed use of the livery on the Ferrari Formula 1 car as subliminal advertising for Philip Morris products is a waste of time; there is just a graphic paint, not words or something else that can make you say that is Morris cigarette even if it's a Morris ad. That graphic can be a bar code :)